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montrose
03-15-2009, 03:57 AM
Klis: New twist in Broncos' soap opera
By Mike Klis

Somewhere, no doubt behind a closed door, New England coach Bill Belichick may be snickering.

McJaygate? When all else fails, blame it on Belichick.

According to an NFL source, the proposed trade that never materialized but nevertheless turned Broncos' headquarters into "All My Children" didn't go down as so many reports suggest.

The deal that would have sent Jay Cutler elsewhere and New England quarterback Matt Cassel to Denver didn't collapse because Broncos coach Josh McDaniels entered the discussions late. Nor is it true that Belichick took a lesser deal from the Chiefs the No. 34 overall draft pick in return for not only Cassel but linebacker Mike Vrabel so he could stick it to his protege.

Belichick might have stuck it to McDaniels, all right. But it's laughable to think Belichick, the NFL's No. 1 football mind, would make a deal to spite himself.

The source, who was involved in the trade discussions, says Belichick aggressively pushed Cassel upon McDaniels from the onset. McDaniels may have allowed loyalty to cloud his judgment and entertained Belichick's proposals far too long.

But according to the source, not one of the many trade offers that swung through Dove Valley came close to pushing the Broncos into striking a deal.

The next thing you know, the Boston Globe breaks the story heard 'round the NFL that the Broncos were discussing a Cutler-Cassel trade. And McDaniels' coaching career is baptized with a quarterback controversy before he can run his first team through wind sprints.

Maybe someday maybe even Monday, when the new coach conducts his first team meeting McDaniels and Cutler will share a laugh over the drama that was McJaygate. Belichick might still be laughing.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_11915700

eddie mac
03-15-2009, 04:00 AM
So another Broncos writer changes his tune after finding out more info.

Popps
03-15-2009, 04:00 AM
And Bill's motive for this would be....?

Popps
03-15-2009, 04:01 AM
So another Broncos writer changes his tune after finding out more info.

That's barely an article, though. It contradicts itself a few times.

Throwing **** at the wall to see what sticks, I guess.

eddie mac
03-15-2009, 04:01 AM
And Bill's motive for this would be....?

To utilise McDaniels' relationship with Cassel to get as much as he could for the QB.

GreatBronco16
03-15-2009, 04:01 AM
The source, who was involved in the trade discussions, says Belichick aggressively pushed Cassel upon McDaniels from the onset. McDaniels may have allowed loyalty to cloud his judgment and entertained Belichick's proposals far too long.

But according to the source, not one of the many trade offers that swung through Dove Valley came close to pushing the Broncos into striking a deal.

The next thing you know, the Boston Globe breaks the story heard 'round the NFL that the Broncos were discussing a Cutler-Cassel trade. And McDaniels' coaching career is baptized with a quarterback controversy before he can run his first team through wind sprints.



Imagine that. I'm sure this isn't true if it paints McD in a good light in any way, shape or form.